Sales Development Representative – Food Testing Laboratory (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Excellent Opportunity for a Technical Sales Professional to Join Highly Regarded Testing Laboratory
  • Modern Facilities with State of the Art Equipment
  • 12 Month Fixed Term Tenure within a Friendly and Supportive Work Environment



Our client is part of a successful and growing multinational company specialising in food testing. Based near Melbourne’s CBD, they have been operating for 70 years with the main testing streams being food chemistry, microbiology, allergens and chemical residues in food products.

The laboratories are state of the art and for those who wish to drive to work, there is plenty of parking onsite. Their strength is their consistency in providing sophisticated analytical services of food products through the use of new, state of the art analytical equipment.



This position is a 12 month fixed term tenure and will require the successful candidate to work full-time hours, Monday to Friday.  It offers all leave entitlements including annual and personal leave as well as paid public holidays.

The successful candidate will be required to contact potential new clients to get more samples through the door. The focus is on increasing the sample numbers for the Food Chemistry and Microbiology sections.

The ideal candidate will have a Microbiology background and experience in sales.  You will have a current drivers licence and a reliable car which you will use to visit new clients.  Car allowance will be offered at the rate of $0.66 per km.



To be shortlisted for this position you must meet the following criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in science, ideally Microbiology or Chemistry
  • 2-3 years experience in sales and business development
  • Previous food testing experience will be viewed favourably
  • Excellent communication, organisational and time management skills
  • Results orientated and driven to win new business
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Professional personal presentation with the ability to communicate confidently and effectively with others. Must possess good writing, reading and listening skills
  • Experienced in basic computer skills and operations including use of Microsoft Word and Excel software programs
  • Current full motor vehicle drivers licence and own reliable motor vehicle is a must
  • Must be a permanent resident or have full working rights



To have a confidential discussion about this role, please call Jo or Helen on 03 9516 0100 during office hours, or Helen on 0438 620 434 after hours. To apply, please click the “Apply Now” button below and send your resume with a covering letter addressing the above criteria to CS Executive Group.

To be considered for this role, you must also complete an application form on our website by copying the link below:



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we cannot contact all candidates.  Please note, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you will be contacted for other roles.